Man of War (Adam Bolitho Series)

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In 1817 every harbor and estuary in Antigua is filled with ghostly ships, superfluous in the aftermath of war. In this uneasy peace, Adam Bolitho is offered the 74-gun Athena, a notoriously "unlucky" ship, and as flag-captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Bethune he once more follows his destiny to the Caribbean.

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Overview

In 1817 every harbor and estuary in Antigua is filled with ghostly ships, superfluous in the aftermath of war. In this uneasy peace, Adam Bolitho is offered the 74-gun Athena, a notoriously "unlucky" ship, and as flag-captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Bethune he once more follows his destiny to the Caribbean.

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"The Horatio Hornblower novels of C.S. Forester were among the most genuinely satisfying novels of the last forty years, and now that Alexander Kent is patrolling the same sea lanes, the stories are as good as ever."  —The New York Times

"Kent's descriptions of ships under sail . . . crackle with realism."  —Library Journal

"All the briny echoes of fictional marine heroes can be heard again in these rip-rousing tales of naval warfare . . . as the stalwart Bolitho gains the trust of his crew and admiration of his superiors."  —The Saturday Evening Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590130667
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Adam Bolitho Series
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2003

    Historical fiction, or romance?

    Kent started out ok, but the last 15 or so books of his are just awful. Yes I did read them religiously, but it is getting harder. Kent is turning into some sort of 'like, gag me with a spoon' vomit-fed Danielle Steel. These novels are becoming unbearable. The pity is that he's becoming just as prolific as Steel. Someone save us! I'm Surprised that Steel novels don't pop up in the 'other people also bought' category. Granted they aren't having earth-shattering sex while ship-wrecked on some deserted island, but his characters are so overly-burdened with emotion it is amazing that we the reader can even see the ship through all this emotional fog. And can he please, please, please stop ending every other paragraph with 'It was enough.' And is Bolitho alone? Or is he not alone? Is it enough? Certianly for me it is. Save your money. Sorry Mr. Kent, but please spare us. Bolitho needs to stop sailing and see a shrink. Or perhaps you do? If you're worried about having an incomplete library... I think you'll be better off saving yourself the embarrassment.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Unfortunately, this book represents #26 with only one more great book in the series to read.

    If you are interested in fictional/historical accounts of the British Navy's involvement in the Napoleonic, American Revolutinary and post-Revolutionary wars, then Alexander Kent's Bolitho series is a cannot miss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Stay Away from this one

    It is unfortunate. Sometimes a series goes on too long. The earlier works by Mr. Kent were excellent; but the more recent books seem tired and lack the verve and excitement that characterized his earlier fiction.

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